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Name: Joshua Swearingen.

School: College of Graduate Studies.

Hometown: Baltimore.

What attracted you to MUSC: Charleston is a great city and there is a lot of research going on at MUSC.

What did you want to be when you were younger: An artist.

Hobbies: I like to read and write.

Unforgettable moment: Visiting Sequoia National Forest in California.

Last book read: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.

Item you must have in your refrigerator: White wine.

Something important life has taught you: The best way usually requires the least force.

Favorite Charleston restaurant: Basil/Chai/Meritage.

Something people don't know about me: Before I went into science, I worked in information technology and taught part-time at a community college.

Friday, Sept. 5, 2008
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